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Mission San Jose

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Neighborhood: Harlandale
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Address: 6701 San Jose Drive, San Antonio, TX 78214
Phone Number: 210 229 4770
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Activities: Getting married
Description: Founded in 1720, this Spanish frontier mission, the largest of the five...
Founded in 1720, this Spanish frontier mission, the largest of the five San Antonio missions, is best known for its rose window. On Sundays, this Texas and U.S. National historic site offers a mariachi mass.
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Beautiful place to take pictures and know the history of Texas, United States and Mexico. There are a lot of ghost stories in this place.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
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New York City, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

Beautiful place to take pictures and know the history of Texas, United States and Mexico. There are a lot of ghost stories in this place.

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Sugar Land, Texas
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65 reviews 65 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

Mission San Jose is one of several missions you can visit in San Antonio. But if you have to pick between the missions make sure you visit Mission San Jose as it is called the "Queen of the Missions" because it is the largest of the missions in San Antonio. Wear your walking shoes and easy the site. There is... More 

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Chicago
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

It was great way to spend our last day in San Antonio! I loved the guided tour. It was approx 45 min long and very informative and fun. Our tour guide was very captivating! It is a large complex that is full of history.

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Mineola, New York, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Took the Trolley tour to this mission.. It's really beautiful and a great place to photograph. Easy to get around and a great stop

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Sugar Land, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

For all of you who visit the Alamo and are surprised at how diminutive it is (that would be most of you), there are the remaining four Missions of San Antonio. This one is particularly well preserved, and is an impressive example of Spanish colonial architecture this far north. Certainly a must for history buffs and architecture enthusiasts, don't be... More 

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Des Moines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

It was a very educational afternoon visiting this mission. All of the history is hard to grasp, but great to hear. It is all free to top it off. I would recommend watching the 20 minute movie in the information center before going to the mission itself.

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The Woodlands, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

1st, I'm from San Antonio. My aunt still lives 2 blocks from San Jose so I've been to the area plenty of times. While a visit to the Alamo is a must (Remember the Alamo!), to see what a complete mission looked like, San Jose Mission offers the best example in San Antonio. It still has the outer wall that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Go to every mission....this one is exceptional and to go to a wedding that was a family who had married in the chapel for 8 generations a once in a lifetime moment!

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Eureka, Kansas, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

To think what is was back in the time of the Mission San Jose is mind boggling. It is a impressive mission with lots of history. Worth the time to stop! Free

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Westminster, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

This is one of the highlights of any visit to San Antonio. There is a lot of history here even for those visitors who are not religious. The church is impressive with its ornate entrance and Rose Window. The signs are informative. The plaza is large and interesting to explore. Take time to walk around the area and ponder what... More 

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